Information for Transfer Students

Welcome to the University at Buffalo! Your story may have started some place else, but this is the turning point. When you transfer to UB, you take an important step toward achieving what you’ve always wanted. UB’s admission, orientation and support services will help you get there.

Undergraduate Transfer Students

Students may transfer sociology courses taken elsewhere. However, the department accepts no more than five (5) courses (15 credit hours) of appropriate sociology courses toward the major requirements, and no more than three (3) 3 courses (9 credit hours) toward the minor. Course syllabi must be provided to the department for approval.

SUNY Seamless Transfer Path

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for sociology can be found on the SUNY website. Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

TAURUS (Transfer Articulation and University Requirements at UB System) is the University at Buffalo’s (UB) articulation website that outlines the articulation process and includes the Course Equivalency Guide (CEG). The Course Equivalency Guide displays course articulation approved by UB faculty. 

Graduate Transfer Students

The UB Graduate School will consider for transfer credit graduate-level coursework from nationally accredited institutions of higher education, as well as graduate-level coursework from any international institution that UB recognizes as equivalent to a nationally accredited institution. Please review the Graduate School Policy Library for further information. 

Contact Us

With questions about the undergraduate transfer process, please contact:

With questions about the graduate transfer process, please contact: